Is your dining table looking a little tired? I see so many tables for sale on our local buy, swap, sell pages that have good bones and a good shape, they just need a serious sand (to rid themselves of that orange stain) or a paint job. Or even better, sand the top, add a pattern and throw in a few new industrial chairs. OR if you’re super clever, put some new legs on the table. If the top is in good condition this could be an option (and much cheaper!) than getting a brand new table.

Check out a few of these…

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TIPS

  • Sanded tops look great – if it has a lot of yuck orange stain on the top, buy a paint stripper and use that first. Then sand with an electric sander (I love my mouse sander, it’s about $60 and I use it to death).
  • Paint only the legs. From the photos above you can see they look great black or white, but even an aqua/mint colour looks good.
  • Sand only the table, paint the chairs.
  • Put a clear wax on the top if you sand it back. No need for new stain.
  • Use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint if you’re painting. No need to prime or sand anything – just paint it straight on! Finish with a wax.

♥ KC.